Middle East

Some Democrats voted against providing aid amid left-wing criticism of the U.S. administration’s policy on supporting Israel.
The House is preparing to vote on approval of $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies.
The strike late Friday hit a residential building in the western Tel Sultan neighborhood of Rafah.
An attack on Rafah, the last refuge in Gaza, appears imminent — and ongoing Israel-Iran tensions are complicating hopes President Joe Biden will stop it.
Israel and Iran on Friday both played down an apparent Israeli airstrike near a major air base and nuclear site in central Iran.
Workers protested against Project Nimbus, a joint contract with Amazon to provide the Israeli government and military with AI and cloud services.
House Speaker Mike Johnson plans to tie a bill targeting TikTok with legislation offering aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.
A special State Department panel told Blinken that the U.S. should restrict arms sales to Israeli military units that have been credibly accused of human rights abuses. He has not taken any action.
“Blaming and threatening the mediator is not constructive,” the Embassy of Qatar in Washington, D.C., said in a statement.
"They should get out and move those people off the streets," the Republican senator said.